MINI LAW SCHOOL: PROFESSOR DAVID TANOVICH, UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR
Professor David Tanovich of the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor will discuss "Erasing Race in the Criminal Justice System."
In his 2008 article “The Charter of Whiteness: Twenty-Five Years of Maintaining Racial Injustice in the Canadian Criminal Justice System,” Prof. Tanovich argued that the Charter has not had much impact on anti-Black racism in our criminal justice system, in particular on over-policing, including racial profiling and street checks. Almost a decade later, not much has changed. The colour of constitutional justice in Canada remains White. This talk will explore the missed opportunities in the last decade in Charter cases and why we continue to erase race from constitutional litigation despite more awareness of the nature and scope of the problem.
Prof. Tanovich teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, evidence, legal ethics, and racial profiling. Two of his critically acclaimed works include The Colour of Justice: Policing Race in Canada and Law's Ambition and the Reconstruction of Role Morality in Canada.
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